Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology provides a clear understanding of what sport and exercise psychology professionals do and where they work. Just as importantly, the book will motivate students to continue their exploration of the many rewarding career paths the field has to offer.
A research team at Ontario’s Queen’s University appears to have blown open the myth that massage after exercise improves circulation to the muscle and assists in the removal of lactic acid and other waste products.
In a sign health-conscious Britons may be more reluctant to forgo their gym memberships than would have been expected, private health and fitness clubs had seen a 1 per cent like-for-like increase in membership numbers during the 12 months to the end of March.
Taking vitamins C and E after a workout appears to prevent physical exercise improving the body’s energy regulation, acording to a new study. Ironically, it is the supplements’ health-boosting properties that appear to be to blame.
One of the studies analysed in the review suggested that after 4-6 weeks of strength training, 22 out of 24 runners experienced significant decrease in pain and a 35-51 percent increase in hip abductor strength.
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Participating in even a short-duration strength-training programme during childhood and especially during adolescence may not only improve one’s body composition and bone density, but also increase self-esteem and improve blood lipid profiles.